Fri, Dec. 06

St. Luke’s: Growin’ in Righteousness, Groovin’ with Jazz

Zirque Bonner and Les Czimber will perform for the Sedona Jazz at the Church series Sunday at 3 p.m.

Zirque Bonner and Les Czimber will perform for the Sedona Jazz at the Church series Sunday at 3 p.m.

Sunday at St. Luke’s, Sedona, will be a day filled with worship, learning about how to grow in righteousness, and listening to the cool afternoon jazz sounds of the Zirque Bonner/Les Czimber Duo.

The worship and learning takes place at the morning masses, which will observe the 6th Sunday after Trinity by examining readings from Paul’s letter to the church in Rome and Matthew’s account of the difference  between the Old and New Testament’s understanding of righteousness and of the subsequent keeping of the laws of God in one’s life.

In Romans, Paul describes a Christian’s baptism as being immersed in Christ’s death, and both this and the reading from Matthew will form the day’s sermon, which is entitled “Such Things as Pass Man’s Understanding.”

Following each Mass a fellowship hour takes place on the portico of the church, and includes coffee, iced tea and light collations.  

In the afternoon and beginning at 3 p.m., the parish’s concert series, “Sedona Jazz at the Church” takes place.

The concert brings the jazz duo of Bassist Zirque Bonner and Pianist Les Czimber to Saint Luke’s.

Admission is $10, with tickets available Sunday morning and at the door.   Doors will open at 2:30 pm for the concert, so be sure to be there early to secure a good seat.

Each Sunday two masses are celebrated - a 9 a.m. Holy Communion - a quiet liturgy with sermon but without music - and the main service of the day, the 11 a.m. Solemn High Mass, which includes the full ceremonial of the historic Anglican Church.

St. Luke’s is an Anglo-Catholic parish and a member of the Anglican Diocese of Arizona.

Its bishop and rector is the Rt. Rev. David McMannes, who founded the parish in 1988.

The church is located on Highway 179 in the Chapel area of Sedona, between the Back ‘O Beyond and Chapel Road turnarounds.

For more information,  telephone the church at 282-7366, or visit Saint Luke’s on the internet at

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